General Dynamics' TNE Cyber Security Capability Approved for Classified
Government Networks using Red Hat Linux Enterprise Platform
Trusted Network Environment (TNE) version 11 allows users to view and share
classified information across security boundaries.
ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, Md., Oct. 25, 2012
ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, Md., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --General Dynamics C4
Systems' Trusted Network Environment (TNE®) version 11 cyber is now approved
by the U.S. government to operate on classified government networks using the
Red Hat™ Enterprise Linux® 6 enterprise platform. TNE version 11 provides a
one-window interface that reduces the complexity of navigating through various
classified file systems, email and other cross-domain networks and
environments. Version 11 is enhanced with General Dynamics' PitBull
commercial off-the-shelf security software that further 'hardens' the
multilevel security function of the TNE software while maintaining the
ease-of-use and familiarity of a Microsoft® Windows-like computing
Speaking from General Dynamics' Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Center in
Annapolis Junction, Bill Ross, vice president of Federal Systems and Cyber
Solutions for General Dynamics C4 Systems, said, "This government approval
enables a larger community of defense and intelligence personnel, those
working on Linux systems, to have greater agility when working with multiple
levels of security within different operating domains."
"Red Hat Enterprise Linux is pervasive in government agencies," said Lynne
Corddry, vice president, business development, Public Sector, Red Hat. "We've
been happy to partner with General Dynamics to provide this capability so that
our customers in the Intelligence Community, military and other government
agencies with classified information can confidently use solutions like Red
Hat Enterprise Linux for classified government networks."
Using TNE, military and government customers can share sensitive information
across security boundaries from a single shared network. This reduces cyber
operating and maintenance costs and improves operational flexibility. TNE
also secures cloud-based systems operating at multiple security levels.
General Dynamics' TNE is a cyber information-sharing solution that, with the
addition of PitBull security, provides military and government customers
improved security and access to classified data at various security levels
from a single enterprise environment based on a user's security credentials
and access privileges. Advanced data-labeling technology separates classified
and unclassified data so users can only see what their individual security
profiles allow, without visibility into other data files, applications or
users. TNE also enables multi-level web services and multi-level chat
capabilities so users on different network domains can share the same chat
In January 2012, General Dynamics opened the Cyber and Intelligence Solutions
Center in Annapolis Junction, Md., where work on advanced cyber defense
technologies and systems, such as TNE, will shorten the time between threat
detection and mitigation for national, industry and commercial networks.
Within the Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Center is a cyber-focused EDGE
Innovation Center that is part of a worldwide innovation network offering a
collaborative, open environment initiative for industry, academia and
For more information about TNE or other cyber security products by General
Dynamics C4 Systems, please visit www.gdc4s.com/cyber.
General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
Red Hat is a trademark of Red Hat, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S.
and other countries.
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